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and governments are planning next month for the state to overturn that decision and we will not get a final decision as this will all be worked out until sometime next year. live in santa clara ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we had a warm opening from the fans' latest title... >> about 500 fans gathered at at&t park yesterday after the caravan of buses arrived. pablo sandoval arrived with the photography and handed it off to sergio romo. bruce bochy talked about this year's run. >> i can't say i had more fun than what i had with these unselfish guys who never bothered anyone they are new rested up. >> tomorrow it will not be marched by more vandalism. they spent the day cleaning up graffiti to follow the big win and people started bond fires and created other forms of damage. there were arrests and more than half were felonies. >> i would not anticipate this event and it is a family event, it is on a school day and we want families, anybody to come. this my any bus recently had a 3,000 dollar makeover and this appeared in a san francisco chronicle. you can see them using a street barricad
back. >> fema said the government plans to pay 100% of the bill to restore power. >> can't get over those pictures. >>> our weather now, rain last night. >> some sprinkles today. folks in the north bay, it was wet all night for halloween. we got breaks in san jose, but we saw rain, half inch in the heaviest locations. clear outside right now. where the rain showers have gone, moving off in this direction. light scattered showers, a few drop ins san jose this morning. rainfall accumulation. you can see it decreases as you get south towards san jose. good news about the rain, the thing i like, it really does start to help the fire danger. till we are into had winter and the days -- you know, rain helps. good news there. fire danger high. we can see the wind events. 65 in san raff el. 68 oakland. -- san rafael, 68 oakland. highs this weekend, warmer. we will have that in a minute. the weather system rolls off. tomorrow, friday, that is great, well, this is over night. it might drizzle. increasing clouds tomorrow. partly cloudy skies. hazy sunshine. that keeps temperatures mild. like to
and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail, romney toned down his criticism of the president, coping his message positive as he tries to win over florida voters. >> washington has to begin to come together. >> reporter: accompanied by the state's popular former governor jeb bush, romney emphasized his own record as massachusetts governor of bipartisanship. >> it was not lost on me to get anything done at all, and even to have my veto upheld, i need to have people across the aisle that i could work with. >> remember the president talked about romneysia? well it's contagious. congressman ryan's caught it. >> reporter: vice president joe biden accused the romney campaign of lying in a new ad in ohio that implies the auto
warnings there could be another government shut down if president obama is re-elected. >>> we want to give you a look at some key battleground states. we have nevada, colorado, iowa, michigan, ohio, new hampshire, and virginia, eight swing states. and according to the latest polls, take a look at the numbers. in these states, the president hold a four point lead over mitt romney. and those are five out of eight states. you can see some of the numbers. nevada is 45 to 55% and similar number across the board there. but in colorado, there are two dualing poll there's. one bit public policy of poll gives romney a lead and roiders has it closer within a point. and there are the two states that are clearly too close to call right now. you have florida and ohio. look at that obama is wing by only 2% in florida and ohio they are also just 2% apart. >>> the federal government is buying gasoline to get fuel super storm sandy victims. the obama administration ordered 12 million gallons of unleaded fuel and 10 million gallons of diesel. tanker trucks will take the fuel to gas stations in new york, new
movement starting on capitol hill in washington to change the law governing children working in the fields of america. even supporters of that proposed law admit that nothing is likely to happen quickly and any changes face a tough political battle from the opposition. >> harvest season is pretty much over in california's central valley. only a few grapes and raisins left to pick. most families are packing up and moving on, following the crops north to oregon and washington. 3,000 miles away, in the halls of congress, the issue of child labor and agriculture has gained new attention. >> i was shocked because i really do believe this is one of our country's dirty little secrets. >> reporter: that's why, after watching our investigation documenting child labor here in california and in north carolina, los angeles congress woman lucille ball ahard is calling for change. >> there are today in this country children working under deplorable conditions and not equally protected under our child labor laws and these are the children who work in agriculture. >> and you want to change that? >> i want
. >> president obama toured fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide assistance. >> and this is a live picture right now at kill devil hills, north carolina. you can see that tide coming in. pretty severe there. transit systems are also being shut down in philadelphia, baltimore and washington. amtrak has suspended service across the northeast. schools are closed today. and the new york stock exchange and nasdaq will also be closed and the united nations has canceled all meetings at headquarters. >> flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. thousands of flights. boston, new york, philly and washington d.c. just about everything in sandy's sights. so many airlines store planes in those cities, passengers on the west coast will feel the impact throughout the next few days. check flight status well ahead of time and don't go to the airport if it's canceled. four flights have been canceled so far from oakland and san jose. make phone calls, get online and check it out. >> this storm is unprecedented. >> it's something we haven't seen quite a while.
dublin. this morning department of homeland security directing training session for a group of government agencies. alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents near the santa rita jail they may hear explosions. officials say the explosions will not endanger people or property. >>> aging sewer system causing nasty problem in marin county 88,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed this week engineers say that could be just the beginning. homeowner says sewage flowed behind his house for four days. engineers say the entire system is made of up of 50-year-old clay pipe that is crumbling now, leaking sewage into the ground water it is happening -- >> particular, very small tributary drainage, drains into san he will sell know creek. -- san end sell know creek. >> the fine could reach -- 800,000 it will cost 300 million to rebill. over the summer the board voted down a rate increase. >>> long road ahead for victims of super storm sandy cleanup expected to take months traffic backed up for miles, long lines of people waiting for buses and gas in the -- as they face a forecast that includes
: president barack obama has assured the state of the government's continued support. >> what i can promise is the federal government will be working as closely with the state and officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: they are fueling the $35 billion boardwalk and the widespread damage is creating a tripling blow to the state. >> everything is gone all the rides are torn down, everything. >> the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> look to your right and to your left, your son, your wife, your daughter, those are things that can't be replaced. >> the national guard is here and public works officials have come to remove debris. >> reporter: there are areas where people are in radical situations and one of those places is hoboken where thousands remain trended because of the -- stranded because of the water but the mayor said they need more supplies. >>> the district county is changing the way they prosecute some crimes. the new guidelines will allow illegal immigrants to stay in the area. the guidelines would only apply to cases of minor
died on this weekend. government troops shelled a three different suburbs in damascus. fighting continues in a city and a nearby military base. >> there could be a " no " for the restructuring of the creek that but there could be a buyback program. over that, the-greece economic plan it could be an extension plan. it is expected to bring substantial extra costs. >> still to come on kron 4 news this week and this bullying experts that will help with this ongoing problem. she was a victim of ridicule, herself. we will be right back. jack, you said you wanted a whole new breakfast item. i give you... flap jacks. hmm! yeah...um...the thing is, i don't know if i'm comfortable with people eating my face. how 'bout a loaded breakfast sandwich with country-grilled sausage, bacon, ham, two fried eggs, and melting cheese on toasted sourdough. don't do it. don't eat my face... do not eat my... you ate his face?! >> welcome back. this live look outside a beautiful shot with a still heavy cloud coverage. >> relate nothing to write home about. really nothing to write home about especially whe
government, as well as the president's schedule. scott? >> reporter: dave, good morning. hurricane sandy has just arrived. the winds are picking up and for that reason, the u.s. government is closed -- congress shut down, the federal agencies -- irs and social security closed. as you mentioned, president obama returning here from a campaign stop in orlando this morning to oversee the response. here's a live look at atlantic city, new jersey. they're to the east of us along the shore. the winds are stronger and surf is stiff and nearing record levels. it will approach the record levels later tonight. we have a severe weather situation, so severe in washington, d.c., the instruction is quite clear. "stay indoors." here's president obama talking about hurricane sandy. >> reporter >> going to be slow moving. that means that it may take a long time not only to clear but also to get, for example, the power companies back in to clear trees and to put things back in place so that folks can start moving back home. >> reporter: here's the summary. schools are closed, transit systems are closed, road
of charges but he said the government promised him immunity for his work informing. he was arrested last year after being on the run for 16 years. his trial is set to start in march but his attorneys want it delayed until next november saying they need more time to prepare. >>> another court hearing scheduled today for the tina teen accused of attempted murder. the judge ruled that max wade will have to stand trial. wade's alleged crime spree started last year when police say he stole a chef's car and then in april he fired shots at two teens causing minor injuries. >> new this morning from los angeles, four people shot on the usc campus outside of a halloween party. what happened and whether any students were involved in this. >> reporter: let me tell you, no students were involved. they are telling us neither the suspects nor the victims were students but quite a scary situation for all of the students here on the usc campus. it was shut down. there was a campus wide alert. i will show you where it happened. if you are familiar with the usc campus this happened next to the heart of the usc
. why didn't they cut 10% across the board on state government? why didn't everybody get hit. why is it always education. >> as a matter of fact, we have reduced 40,000 people from state prison without one republican vote. in fact one of the assemblyman said blood will run the streets. add another 10,000 inmates in a neighborhood close to yours? i don't want to go farther than -- further that. the blind and disabled are getting a lower state pension than they were in the 80s. we got rid of redevelopment. things that were important because we couldn't afford it. >> what comes after this? >> what comes after this is we pay down the debts that were incurred by previous governors. we owe the schools $9 billion. we borrowed from them. we owe the recycling fund. we owe local government. we owe 6 billion to the recovery bond. as we pay those off that will lower our spending and as the tax comes off in seven years the income tax, we should be with any kind of recovery on a glide path that we will have a balanced budget. to do that, i will have to be doctor no. it's not a pleasant task. i
. the government and rebels just started peace talking aimed at ending the fighting that has gone on for some 50 years now and killed tens of thousands of people. >>> in switzerland, ubs has announced it is cutting 5,000 jobs and 3,000 of them are in connecticut. this comes after 500 jobs were cut last year. ubs also announced losses in the third quarter. the bank has been trying to come back after bad investments and a trading scandal. >>> in japan a government audit shows billions of the dollars has been spend on other unrelated projects including a contact lens property. nearly all 340,000 people who were evacuated still don't have permanent homes. the government has acknowledged that it has not done enough. >>> visitors to san francisco's palace of fine arts are being warned to watch out for racoons. in recent weeks the aggressive animals have attacked people and pets and that has prompted the city's rec and park department to postsigns. >> i know two of the three people attacked by the racoons in the last month. >> reporter: officials say they have contacted a neighbor who was feeding anima
on schedule on friday despite this government shutdown. the jobs report is watched closely as an indicator of how the economy is doing. last month, the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, the lowest level since president obama took office. friday's enemployment report would be the last one released before next tuesday's election. >>> 7:17. gas prices on the east coast may shoot up because of hurricane sandy if oil production is disrupted. >>> hundreds are jobs are being cut by paypal. the job cuts are coming from that stream lining fort. the company officials say paypal has developed a reputation as a bureaucratic workplace and they are adding that makes it harder to attract and retain the best software engineers and designers. >>> jury selection begins for a san jose elementary school principal accused of failing to report a case of suspected child abuse by a cheecher -- teacher. prosecutors say the prince -- prosecutors say the principal failed to report the teacher's behavior. children started to come forward. that mother alled police and chandler came came forward. the principal faces a mi
back on the campaign trail after overseeing the government's response to superstorm sandy on the east coast. >> middle income people in america have really been squeezed and so people recognize this is an election that will make a real difference. now, the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he has a campaign slogan which is "forward." i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. >> now, a weak job report could fuel mitt romney's campaign. the gop challenger says obama's policies have held back on the economy's economic recovery. some political experts say few if any voters are undecided and they have shown throughout the year not to be susceptible to positive or negative monthly changes in the unemployment rate. reporting live in the newsroom, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> thank you. lawrence has left us. he is down in san jose with a little preview. >> he is playing the science guy. i don't think you're ever coming back, lawrence. >> reporter: no. this is a lot of fun. a lot of kids can come down here and make some rea
motivated. mr. love had disdain for the system and the rules of which we are governed by. >> police say the 44-year-old maude love used an accelerant to set fire to the mayor's office. >> so did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again, that's not something i want to comment on. >> according to family members, love had asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love end up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit against osby davis in 2005, but a judgment was never recorded. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which had have plagued our city. >> he also set a mortuary on fire on june 6th. >> the funeral home handled the service for his mother. he's also accused of throwing a firebomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. love always felt the church was evil. >> we tried to contact mayor osby davis, but he did not return our calls. meanwhile maude love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting i
the storm is having on the federal government as well as the president's schedule. scott? >> reporter: let's begin with president obama returning from a campaign stop in florida this morning to washington, d.c. to oversee the response of the storm. the rain is moderate, the winds are moderate, this is a warm up for washington, d.c. by dinnertime 60-mile per hour gusts and torrential downpours. let me give you a live look at atlantic city, new jersey. the epicenter, is expected to go through southern new jersey, through atlantic city later today. for that reason, the wind gusts are going to hit new jersey, maryland, and virginia and dc. the u.s. government closed, congress shut down, the white house, as the president gears for response. here's what he said last evening. >> at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the prepositioning of resources, commodities, equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are in place. >> reporter: power crews from across the country called in to respond to what is expected to be millions of power outages across the mid-atlantic
fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> reporter: i hope you can get a sense here of just how huge these waves have become. they have broached the board walk. the water is under the hotels and restaurants. it's quite an indication of how much this water is going to be piling up later. >> no kidding. and we know a lot of power outages are expected. anything in that area so far? >> reporter: no. all the power is still on for now. but there is a lot of anticipation, there are going to be rolling blackouts. and utility crews are out here trimming trees trying to keep the power lines clear. when this water really starts moving inland, if there's wind, could topple the trees and bringing down the power lines. >> okay. stay safe out there. susan live in delaware. thank you. >> hurricane sandy is affecting air travel worldwide even at sfo. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. elissa over at sfo speaking with some of the travellers. have most of them gotten the warning or are some surprised? >> reporter: most tr
-- to show us how the storm is affecting the federal government and president obama's schedule. >> and dave, this seping news, the white house says the president has canceled tomorrow's appearance in green bay, wisconsin to stay here in d.c. and monitor this storm, d.c., the nation's capital, is a ghost town. let's take a look at the president hopping on a plane. he knows what it sit -- what is sitting -- what is hitting here. the rains already coming down heavy. they will get heavier as the afternoon moves along. the administrator of fema talking about how they are preparing this morning. >> pennsylvania, flooding and we've been moving stuff into position. because power outages are likely to top the million- dollar mark. the u.s. -- is announcing closures. >>> the supreme court hears arguments in a copyright protection case that has a graduate student being backed up. the student used ebay to sell 900 textbooks published abroad by wiley and sons. i made $100,000 overseas where he got them. >>> there is a town hall meeting in richmond tonight to discuss the tax on sugary drinks. measure 1 t
, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to abc7news.co good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
, airports, schools, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to
, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were briefed on the findings and they were very open about the findings and they provided -- they were kind enough --
tuesday afternoon and spoke about the response to the storm. >> my message to the federal government. no bureaucracy, no red tape, get resources where they're needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration. >> reporter: working to put the recovery effort ahead of the impending elections, the president canceled his wednesday campaign trip to ohio. he'll see storm damage and thank first responders in new jersey instead. mitt romney was in ohio collecting money and relief supplies for storm victims. >> i appreciate your generosity. it's part of the american spirit, the american way to give to people who are in need. your generosity this morning touches my heart. >> reporter: from the white house president obama has been calling the governors of storm- ravaged states. one of romney's key supporters has been praising the president's leadership. >> cooperation has been great here on the ground. and the cooperation from the president of the united states has been outstanding. he deserves great credit. >> reporter: while the president remains in washington he's getting
city council has voted not to cooperate with the federal government's secure communities program. under the program local officials send automatic alerts to immigration officials when noncitizens are arrested. that has led to 80,000 deportations. city councilmembers said noncitizens shouldn't be treated differently from citizens since most often go to the custody of county that cooperate it probably won't make a difference. >> yahoo auto has named the tesla model s as it's car of the year. it can seat seven. it's called a future shock of an electric sedan. it costs more than $60,000. >> the rain held off for the parade today. let's see if it'll hold off for the trick or treating. >> i don't think so. i think especially the north bay it's its raining right now. i have reports from vallejo, the rain is starting. you can see it on the live storm tracker. we had a great break but look at this patch of moisture. it's slow moving, you know that. it's hung up on the north bay but in the next hour and a half two hour itself will make a big play as it moves south of the golden gate bridge. t
of government agencies. the alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents that a series of explosions will be heard between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 in the afternoon. the officials say the explosions will not endanger in any people or property. it is just a drill. the weekend is upon us. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with our forecast. >> the warmth is almost near as the weekend is nearing. let's show uh -- show you a time lapse. this is what it looked like, fog and low clouds and the visibility was fluctuating in some areas. this is what your morning commute could look like. we do have some low clouds around and a patch of some dense fog around the watsonville area where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. so you may run into some of this fog in the morning. i would give yourself a little extra time. rainfall totals, we did have some leftover rain this morning. here is what it looks like yesterday to today. almost an inch in santa rosa and an inch and a half at mount saint helena. san jose, .16. .20 around hayward and concord and livermore picked up .41 of an inch. not bad fo
is directing a training session for a group of government agencies. the alameda county sheriff's office is warning residents that a series of explosions will be heard between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 in the afternoon. the officials say the explosions will not endanger in any people or property. it is just a drill. the weekend is upon us. meteorologist sandhya patel is here with our forecast. >> the warmth is almost near as the weekend is nearing. let's show uh -- show you a time lapse. this is what it looked like, fog and low clouds and the visibility was fluctuating in some areas. this is what your morning commute could look like. we do have some low clouds around and a patch of some dense fog around the watsonville area where visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. so you may run into some of this fog in the morning. i would give yourself a little extra time. rainfall totals, we did have some leftover rain this morning. here is what it looks like yesterday to today. almost an inch in santa rosa and an inch and a half at mount saint helena. san jose, .16. .20 around hayward and concord a
growth. today's government report just days before the election could make or break both campaigns. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the possible impact. there's still some undecided voters out there and these numbers, they could have some sway. >> reporter: that's because this is the last economic report we'll see before the election. today both candidates will use it for their campaign blitz to get those undecided voters. a sluggish economy has been a bone of contention. >> reporter: the president started his day in ohio with better-than-expected unemployment numbers. >> this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: employers added 171,000 new jobs in october, about 45,000 more than many analysts anticipated. the labor department says hiring over the summer was better than previously thought. despite the improvement, the president is still facing high unemployment. because more americans are trying to find work, it ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. that's the highest number an incumbent president has
are governed by. >> the 44-year-old maude love used an accelerant to set fire to the mayor's office. >> so did the mayor even know who he was, who he is? >> again, that's not something i want to comment on. >> according to family mechanics, love had asked the mayor to handle his mother's estate after she died in 1999. love end up being forced out of the house his mother owned and family members say love has always blamed the mayor. records show love filed a civil suit againstos by davis in 2005, but a judgment was never recorded. >> we have been looking at him as a lead in a series of arsons which had have plagued our city. >> he also set a mortuary on fire on june 6th. >> the a fine ram home handled the service for his mother. he's also accused of throwing a fire bomb through the window of the taylor chapel on june 30th. love always felt the church was evil. >> we tried to contact mayor osby davis but he did not return our calls. meanwhile maude love is in jail charged with three counts of arson. reporting in vallejo, allen wong, abc7 news. >>> this morning richmond police are investigating g
this campaign from the beginning has been about. >> that's right. this is about the roll of government, what it's for. whether there's enough money to do the job that it's supposed to do. it is a serious question of what we ask the federal government to do. are either campaigns going to take that and try to make an argument about it on the stump? it doesn't seem like that's going to be the case based on my reporting this morning. the president is not going to make a larger argument about this is why we need to fund the federal government. mitt romney has talked about >>> a ship featured in hollywood blockbusters didn't make it through super storm san different we'll show you how the coast guard saved nearly a dozen soldiers next on "cbs this morning." these are our ocean spray 100% juice blends with no added sugar, just one glass equals two servings of fruit. very fruit-tritious. or, try ocean spray light 50 with just 50 calories, a full serving of fruit and no added sugar. with tasty flavors like cranberry-pomegranate and cranberry- concord grape, it's like a fruit stand in every
water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan have to at least have three people. >> i know it is inconvenience for a lot of people. but the bottom line is, the streets can only handle so much. >> reporte
the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to normal in new york city. all three airports are open as of today, as is the new york stock exchange and broadway shows. but problems still persist. traffic in the city is nothing short of a nightmare. without public transportation wednesday, manhattan streets were clogged with people trying to get back to work. subway and train service is starting up today on a limited basis and governor andrew cuomo has suspended fees through friday. >> i am declaring a transportation emergency. >> reporter: mayor bloomberg is mandating that all cars driving into manhattan have to at least have three people. >> i know it is inconvenience for a lot of people. but the bottom line is, the streets can only handle so much. >> reporter: officials estimate half of all gas station
studies conducted in the last 25 years, performed by state and federal governments and advocacy groups and universities. now let's take a look at the most recent ones. a 2005 restore hetchhetchy study identifies the river as the bay area's primary water source and notes that pruchling water from nearby cherry lake to a tributary can replace most of what's lost from hetchhetchy. other option include expanding the reservoir farther downstream or calvaveras reservoir in the bay area, in the estimated cost of $1 billion. that makes no viable options false, but how expensive is the alternative? a state report from 2006 that takes into account all of the major components, water replacement and energy replacement and dam removal, restoring the valley and permitting, public use and legal costs came up with the price tag between $3 billion and $10 billion. furthermore, the authors write, quote, much studies remain to be done because there are major gaps in vital information. for example, objectives for replacing the water supply area in the first place. author mike marshall's claim for the city
a lot of money from charles munger because it couldn't get government reform through the legislature. the group says someone has to pay for all those ads. >> to qualify a ballot measure takes time and energy and money. to gather the signatures needed and required by the constitution. >> money doesn't always win. voter foundational says they only approve of third nistsd because it's harder to convince people to vote yes. >> you can buy your way on the ballot but you can't buy the voters' vote. >> the humane society got prop 2 passed in 2008 largely on grassroots effort. now hens have to have more room in their cages. if you want to see all the propositions, go to our website at abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >> terry: focusing on one of those issues, should the rules be changed for insurance companies for auto insurance. the measure is very complex. here is michael finney with what your vote will mean. >> reporter: this is herb, he wrote the prop 33. >> that is the found ear and chairman of mercury insurance. george joseph. >> i don't know anything about george joseph. i don'
to vote we could make...we can have government all work for us and get what we want out of society." in the last election, 68 percent of latino voters went for barack obama. in san jose pedro garcia update news." the presidential debates are over...but in the bay area, election year politics are having a rough time competing with major league baseball . and as lexy nuno shows us ... polls showing obama up and romney down ... and vice-versa ... may be confusing many voters. ">>>(nat sound of fans chanting"giants") monday was the third and final presidential debate...but many people like ezequiel landaverde say watching the giants...comes first. (ezequiel landaverde/giants fan):"it's game seven, it's a huge game. another debate really isn't gunna do much for me." for some people, sports isn't the only reason the debates did not generate interest. polls and questionable facts are playing a role. (gao her/social work alumn):"with different numbers being thrown all the time...it's confusing." and she is not alone. political experts say this election is full of numbers. (dr. melinda jack
, local and federal governments, and so we're confident that the assets are positioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. >> reporter: with sandy expected to affect the northeast through thursday, that response could take some time. and there are also reports of fatalities from sandy. at least five people, from falling tree limbs. >>> here is even more proof of sandy's power. a dock house in massachusetts is no more, thanks to big, strong waves. off the waters of north carolina, the coast guard rescued more than a dozen people after sandy sunk their ship. one other crew member was found unresponsive and the ship's captain remains missing. the hms bounty was a replica of a vessel from the 1700's and appeared in a number of big- budget films. and in maryland, a wave knocked down a cbs national correspondent, chip reed. reed says he, his photographer and their equipment are all okay. paul deanno is tracking sandy's every move. >> sandy is 800 miles wide and 800 miles long, one of the biggest storms in american history here. look at the size of this, bringing snow to p
events on hold for the time being to oversee the federal government's disaster relief effort. republican challenger mitt romney will also not hold any campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that. >> i am not worried at this point about the effect on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of it self next week. >> election day is one week from today. find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com. at the top of the page you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays. >>> michelle, switching gears, perfect weather for a baseball celebration right here in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> world champion giants flew home from detroit with a huge welcome when the team buses arrived outside at&t park
financially. a government audit in japan reveals money intended for reconstruction of the earthquake and tsunami, has been spent on unrelated projects. >> $150 billion has been raised to rebuild the country. but some of that money has gone for ad campaigns for japan's tallest building and for whaling research. 18 months after the disaster, hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced. and some areas have little or no reconstruction. japan's prime minister is vowing to address this issue. >>> let's turn things over to henry in the comcast sportsnet newsroom. we didn't see you at the parade. >> i'm going to be on my best behavior. >>> when we come back, we'll talk big-time sports. while the giants wrapped up their season with a parade down market street, a new season begins in the bay area. yes. the warriors and suns kick off the season in phoenix tonight. we'll have highlights on that one. plus, we'll tell you why the warriors are making news off the court. that's all next. this is hayden. that's elizabeth. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the califor
. >> just ahead proposed new tv show based on oakland city government. >> get ready for big waves. when the mavericks window is set to open, coming up. >> the need to feed the hungry is ongoing. >> second harvest food bank kicked off its drive today. here is abc 7 news reporter. >> social service agencies say long term unemployment remains a problem, that is why you continue to see demand. second harvest food bank set a goal to collect two million pounds of food. it helps to feed a quarter kblinl people every month. these executives pitching in for the tenth year in a row. second harvest partners with agency that's distributes the food at 740 locations. other silicon valley companies with san francisco 49ers help kick off the campaign. >> problem is large. we believe working together everyone who needs a meal can get one. >> these barrels will be set up in offices and businesses. the faces are real. bella and chris receive food from second harvest when their parents lost their jobs large corporations do make donations. making sure people do not go hungry. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> pro
resumed campaigning after spending several days overseeing the federal government's response to superstorm sandy along the eastern seaboard. he spoke about the disaster yesterday at a campaign stop in boulder, colorado. >> we have also been inspired these past few days because when disaster strikes, we see america at its best. the petty differences that consume us in normal times, they all seem to melt away. >> mitt romney also spoke about victims of the disaster at a campaign rally in virginia. >> i hope you'll keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: this morning the final jobs report before next week's election will be released. it's expected to come out in less than an hour. today's report will be from october. the september report showed unemployment dropped to 7.8%. that was the first dip below 8 since before the president took office. the last incumbent president to run for r
statistics is this a possibility. they said it is a possibility the government is shut down today. it's likely to be shut down tomorrow. i don't think a final decision has been made how much of the government will be shut down tomorrow. while they have all of the data in the way the jobs survey works, they don't necessarily have the employees or the staff to process it and have the reports ready to go in time. that said, they are also pushing back on this notion that it will be delayed for sure. look it depends on how easily staff can get in, can get the job done, their goal is still to release it at 8:30 a.m. eastern time on friday morning but it's just one of the many little things that have totally been thrown off. we have romney cancelling all of his events after a davenport event today, the rest of today and tomorrow. no campaign events at all for romney or paul ryan. the president already did that. he of course woke up this morning in orlando but decided not to attend the campaign event woe do there with bill clinton. he came back here. got his update. we'll get the update from
or two. he owe local government a billion. we owe 6 billion to the recovery bond. we will pay those off and as we pay those off that will lower the spending. as the tax comes off in seven years, the income tax, we should be, with any kind of recovery, on a good path to a balanced budget. to do that i have to be dr. no. i don't think i fully realize how much i have to be the guy to say no, but that is the vocation i have chosen and i will exercise the fiscal discipline to keep this things moving on track. >> essaying the $6 billion in cuts won't come to fruition and they will find money in sacramento. we have seen the hidden funds. is he bluffing? is he crying wolf? >> they are already built into the budget? the legislature did not have the wherewithal to cut at that time. they handed it off to the voter, what they liked to do. he said he would not raise taxes without going to the voters. it is going to the voters and he has the triggers in there. the question is not can we find money, but the question is how are the schools going to do with $6 billion less. the voters can say i c
governments will likely have to put people to work over the next few weeks and months to fix things. raj? >> thank you, scott budman reporting from our news room. in about 20 minutes, we'll go live to new york for an update on the damage. and our political analyst will join us to talk about the impact to the presidential election. tonight at 10:00, a special primetime one-hour report on sandy's fury tonight at 10:00. >>> students protected from sexual harassment under a key federal law. but the investigatetive unit found some bay area principals may not know what it is. >>> and what we uncovered by looking at just the past two years of state records at funeral homes. >>> postage problems in the bay area. what you need to know to make sure your mail-in ballot counts. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. with snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. and now whe
expectations, but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> millions remain without electricity, the recovery process is under way. two of the three major airports in the new york city area were able to open up again. after things shut down for two days, the new york stock exchange reopened. >> for the north bay, it's been a little different. but for the peninsula, east bay and south bay you held off the rain. >> exactly. doing what we can. going man, this is not good. in san francisco, some heavier rain coming on down in the north bay eventually getting closer, a gorgeous shot of the halloween evening. your forecast in a few minutes. >>> should you be concerned if your parent. a federal law meant to protect students is being overlooked by some schools and no one is enforcing it. >> a look what time she's uncovered by title 9 in some local schools. >> good evening. title 9 many of us think of athletics for women. the law was set up to do more than that, it also pro
the government applies pressure to these lenders. much more coming up at 6:00. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> latest on superstorm sandy. residents along the east coast beginning the long road to recovery with key transportation resuming today. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: new york city is coming back to life it might be easier for some to get around starting today. first laguardia airport has reopened as of this morning flights limited call your airline if you are flying this morning. subways and ferries resuming limited service. buses will try to fill in gaps. governor cuomo is waiving fees and fares today and tomorrow to help people get around. for anyone who dares to drive, police are manning checkpoints and enforcing a three-person carpool requirement to get into manhattan. they are looking at new jersey now, slower recovery there from the storm which has killed more than 70 people and left millions without power. natural gas fires still burning in new jersey and people are still stranded in hoboken. >> compared to the last storm this is far worst
. what's the government's -- the federal government's response been like so far? >> the federal government's response has been great. i was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president personally. he has expedited the designation of new jersey as a major disaster area. i expedited that. i was on the phone with fema at 2:00 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answered to get that designation, and the president has been outstanding in this, and so the folks at fema craig and his folks have been excellent. >> i know you took exception with the handling of this situation by the mayor of atlantic city, lorenzo langeford. you were very upset that he didn't evacuate that city or all of that city and, instead, offered some people shelter in some city shelters, and you said he was a rogue mayor and said, "i don't have a feud with the guy, but i wish he would do his job." a little time has passed between those comments right now. the emotional level come down? do you still feel that way? >> the fact of the matter is i feel badly for the folks in atlantic
presidential because he is the president. he's in charge of the government and in charge of that response. >> romney's campaign is thinking of sending him to new jersey later this week where he could meet with storm victims a with governor chris christie, a romney ally. president obama may sit wisconsin tomorrow. of course, we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for continuing coverage of the storm sandy. you can always go to nbcbayarea.com for the latest updates. >>> still ahead here at 6:00, the new invention that could prevent some surprising injuries in hospitals. >>> also -- >> i'm scott budman. a new smartphone and new smartphone apps. coming up, the windows version of the smartphone and how it plans to take on the iphone. >>> in health matters, smoke-free lives led to a dramatic decrease in heart attacks and death. researchers tracked a county in minnesota after their indoor smoking bans went into effect. in five years, the rate of heart attack deaths dropped by 5%. during the same five-year period, the state increased tobacco taxes and anti-tobacco campaigns. uc san francisc
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